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Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his inauguration.

Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

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Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

World leaders congratulate US President Biden

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

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Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

Joe Biden has delivered a speech promising unity and a fight against racism and division in the US.

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Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

Donald Trump has left the White House, breaking with tradition as he finally leaves Washington.

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

Mike Pence, <em>Kamala</em> <em>Harris</em> spoke by telephone Thursday: source

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Mike Pence, Kamala Harris spoke by telephone Thursday: source

US Vice President Mike Pence and his successor Kamala Harris spoke by phone, according to an AFP source.

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

Trump makes last-ditch bid to block Biden win

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Trump makes last-ditch bid to block Biden win

During a rally in Washington, US President Donald Trump kicked off a furious last-ditch effort to reverse his election defeat.

Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

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Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

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Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

An array of prominent US business executives called for Congress to certify Joe Biden as the new US president, writing that it is time "to move ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Republican senator to object to certification of Biden win

Congressional certification of the Electoral College results has historically been a formality.

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Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process

A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large ...

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Biden says Trump Pentagon stalling transition, creating security risks

US President-elect Joe Biden has said that Donald Trump’s recent appointees at the Pentagon were stalling and refusing to provide necessary ...

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Democrats urge Georgia's Muslims to vote in Senate runoff

Democrats are trying to persuade Muslims in Georgia to register to vote and secure them a victory in the senate runoff.

US Electoral College set to confirm Biden win

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US Electoral College set to confirm Biden win

Long a mere formality, a vote by members of the Electoral College to formally recognise Joe Biden as the next US president has taken on unusual ...

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

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What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new ...

Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

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Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

During his first post-poll rally, US President Donald Trump launched into another litany of allegations that the polls won handily by Democrat ...

Trump policies 'allowed Iran to increase nuclear material': Biden

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Trump policies 'allowed Iran to increase nuclear material': Biden

President-elect Joe Biden has signalled he will return the US to a nuclear accord with Iran.

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